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Ryanair Reviews

Updated 7 Dec 2019

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2.9
43%
Recommend to a Friend
38%
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Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary
Michael O'Leary
277 Ratings
Pros
  • "Staff travel - Good for Peak season / Last minute booking(in 33 reviews)

  • "lot of possibilities to change bases(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Chief cabin crew have a few 'free' tickets, but they have to book their flights long ahead(in 31 reviews)

  • "Long Hours & a lot of pressure(in 23 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - First Officer in Livingston, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always have a planned rooster 4 weeks ahead, short haul, always at the end of the day be home meet loads of friends

    Cons

    Stress full, once you start the type rating is £20,000 Hard to get a vacation. Sometimes flight delays, fly only in europe

    Ryanair2018-02-01
  2. Helpful (1)

    "The salary is not worth it but good airline to start with, specially for younger people"

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    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Stansted, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The good thing with Ryanair is when you start the first time to be cabin crew, is a good thing to start with Ryanair as it teach you everything. It’s a great school to learn.

    Cons

    The salary is really low, specially in winter

    Ryanair2019-11-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Luton, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The training, meeting other people , the job itself

    Cons

    The management / agency company

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with respect

    Ryanair2019-11-26
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Ryanair"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Manchester, England
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Starting point easy access to a career.

    Cons

    Working conditions, you will have to pay for food, car park, uniform. You not paid when there is delays cancelled flights or airport duties.

    Ryanair2019-11-09
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cabin crew"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Manchester, England

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    5 days on 3 days off rota

    Cons

    Too many to say

    Ryanair2019-11-20
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Cabin Mechanic in Stansted, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get in the aviation, valuable experience.

    Cons

    Current management really not supportive. Lots of work, only nights, Line Maintenance ( but 5 nights on 3 days off shift scheme).. exhausting, lots of responsibilities for which the salaries do not balance it at all, nor your life work balance as well. After nearly three years (the salary has only been raised last year in October, it was punishing 18k before) I've fallen in near state of depression and constant... feeling low status. Manager wants you in the office anytime they like to, completely disregarding the fact you just done a 10 hour night shift. Disciplinary hearings for a signle mistake not even related to the job itself. Disregarding your history in the company.

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    Advice to Management

    Cabins are parts of the aircraft, not a matter of some appearance department which then makes their own rules, making the job discriminating, making pity rules to create unhealthy tension inside the team. Absolutely wrong management. On top of that, everyone weighted on by disciplinary hearing option if anything goes wrong, which makes people already tired or fatigue even more nervous. There isn't even... competent salary to weight it out. My advice to management is to step down and leave it to people who knows what they doing.

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    Ryanair2019-11-01
  7. "Simply DON'T"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew Member in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Nice environment, colleagues. -Its nice to come back home every day (The crew never overnight) -Its easy to swap flights or days with your colleagues if they agree. -5 working days 3 off shift.

    Cons

    -Salary is less than minimum wage in the UK. -They take almost 30 pounds per day from your salary if you call sick -YES, even if you've got a sickliness given by the GP. -You get a bonus of 150 pounds for not being late or call sick per month. Payed twice a year. So, if you call sick you don't get the bonus of that month. What leads to people going to work very sick........ -You don't get any food or water on board.... You have to bring your own or purchase it as if you were a passenger. -The flights for the staff are often cheaper to buy as a passenger than as a worker. As a Ryanair worker most of the flights cost 80 pounds.. Its just worth it sometimes. -You don't get paid for delayed hours of a flight. -You are not allowed to wear flat shoes (girls) on board. You ALWAYS have to wear hills. What obviously makes you feel your feet and sometimes your back very sore when you finish the shift. -Your family or friends doesn't have ANY benefits - For example cheap flights or ANYTHING. - Big company so not a chance to get your ideas heard - You're just a number - No rewards for working hard.. at all. - More focused on SALES than in actual safety of the passengers. - A lot of competition for sales between the crew. Many N1/PU stealing sales from juniors. - Every month they deduct money from your payslip because they say there are missing items on the bar. How do you know its true? you don't . So they literally take whatever amount they want from your salary because "There a missing things in the bar" without any proves of it. - The crew is supposed to get "10% of the commissions" but it NEVER happens. They always take money from you. -They take ages to answer a query. Or even worst, to solve it. -They force you to read a thing called: Fleet Tweet which is like a social media you are forced to join. (only for ryanair workers). This can be VERY annoying since its all about SALES on board. -If you have a medical and the passenger needs water for example, and you take it from the bar, the crew has to pay for it. -Sometimes you've got very long shifts. for example more than 12 hours, and next 12 hours after you landed, you have another flight to operate. So theres no chance to rest properly. -You have to pay 100 pounds to get the airport ID which you need to work for them. WHY do we have to pay for an ID that we need to work for them? that doesn't even belong to us?! -If you've got a car. You have to pay for parking, even if you work at the airport. All other airlines pay for their workers parking area but Ryanair. -You don't get paid for being on stand by. So basically you have to be at home for 6 hours or more, (most of the times it last 12hours) aware if you get called to run to the airport but you are not getting paid for it. But you have to be at home because if they call you, you have an hour to be at the airport. -A lot of pressure for SALES. All they care about is sales... -They say you have to apply for UNPAID LEAVE, so if you do what they ask you to do, you don't get paid for that time you take, but if you don't apply they allocate it to you and you do get paid. So basically if you obey you don't get paid, but if you don't, you actually get paid. -They always find a way to not pay to you. -UK contracts are a joke, honestly. -If you are thinking to join the company because you want to travel, im sorry to disappoint you but WE DONT EVEN GET TO SEE THE AIRPORTS. We go to destination and straight back. You will never leave the aircraft. -Most of the people is 20 or 21 years old. Very very young crew. (Of course, someone older could never afford a life with the money we make in there). -They literally take everyone for the job. So theres many people with no skills at all. -You just get an actual Ryanair contract after 4 years. So before that you are just working for another agency. -Very difficult to grow up in the company as they don't give contract to become a PU very often. Maybe once every two years and just a few, like 5 contracts.. In a base with more than 100 juniors. -No chance to save money. Max, if you are lucky and sale like crazy, 1200 pounds a month. Also if you fly a lot, because you get pay 5,50 pounds per FLIGHT hour.

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    Ryanair2019-12-05
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Moderate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stansted, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Meeting new and interesting people, a good entry job to a whole new world of airlines.

    Cons

    Do not get paid as much as promised

    Ryanair2019-10-26
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Love & Hate"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff travel Good Crew 3 Days off

    Cons

    They can send you home without reason Stress about sales

    Ryanair2019-10-24
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Job"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in London, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Experience knowledge training safety opportunities

    Cons

    Salary management benefits behavior hours

    Advice to Management

    Treat our employees better

    Ryanair2019-11-09
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